Iron Maiden & Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch Mascot ‘Knucklehead’ To Join Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy Of The Beast Video Game’ For Limited Time Event


Five Finger Death Punch mascot Knucklehead is the latest fellow metal entity to make it into Iron Maiden‘s free-to-play mobile game, ‘Legacy Of The Beast‘. The collaboration follows Iron Maiden‘s previous team-ups with the likes of Disturbed, Ghost, Arch Enemy and more.

The aforementioned multi-platinum hard rockers’ ‘Knucklehead‘ will be available as part of a dungeon event dubbed Afterlife, which will also involve Iron Maiden‘s own mascot, Eddie. The latter will appear in the incarnation Magma Beast Eddie in this week-long event, with an official press release stating of it:

‘The week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with Magma Beast Eddie and Knucklehead, a fierce warrior and a brutally efficient combatant who also guards the gate to Purgatory. As civil war wages in Hell, demons and devil-kin pour out to take advantage of the chaos. The gate to Purgatory, the most exposed entrance to Hell, is overrun. Even a powerful warrior such as Knucklehead has his limits, and as the demons escape through the gate, a mysterious new individual makes his presence known, offering assistance – but at what cost?’

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory had the following to say about teaming up with the Iron Maiden camp on the game:

“You know, it’s an unexpected and impossible dream for me & my band that my childhood heroes – in this moment in life … are being let into the beautiful landscape of the game. To me Iron Maiden was the band that got me into heavy metal and slung me onto the path of my musical journey …Iron Maiden created a metal community when we were growing up – it was a brotherhood, and with this game, they’re doing it again because they’re bringing together all of these bands, and their mascots and it has this feeling of community. To me, that was very important about what got me interested in the genre in the first place.”

A trailer for the event can be found below. Fans can expect to see the event launch today, July 12th, at 05:00pm PDT / 08:00pm EDT. For more details, head to Five Finger Death Punch will release their ninth studio album “AfterLife” on August 19th.

Iron Maiden will head out on the following North American headlining tour this fall:

09/07 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol

With Trivium:

09/11 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
09/13 Austin, TX – Moody Center
09/15 Tulsa, OK – Bok Center
09/17 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
09/19 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/21 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
09/25 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/27 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/29 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
09/30 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

With Within Temptation:

10/03 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
10/05 Chicago, IL – United Center
10/07 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
10/09 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
10/11 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Centre
10/12 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
10/15 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
10/17 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
10/19 Elmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
10/21 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
10/23 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
10/25 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
10/27 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

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